The President of the United States has recently joined one of the world`s most popular social platform, Twitter. The announcement has surprised a lot of the people in connection to the means of social media and this is a normal fact, if you take into consideration that President Barack Obama was already tweeting from an official account. Even if most of that account`s tweet were not generated by President Obama himself, there were some which were written by him in person. Those were signed `-ba` and they were getting a lot of attention. This time, President Obama joins Twitter via @POTUS, an account which is designed to be used the Barack Obama personally.
The news created a lot of fuss ll around the world wide web and people seemed very anxious to hear what Barack Obama has to say on Twitter. That is how the @POTUS account gained over 200,000 followers in less than an hour.
Barack Obama promised that the tweets released by the @POTUS account will be written by him personally. POTUS is an acronym which stands for `President of the United States`. The account is joined, like all the Twitter accounts, by a description. Obama wrote about himself: “Dad, husband, and 44th President of the United States.”.
President Obama has said that the new Twitter account is a means of communicating with the American people directly, without all the restrictions and regulations which someone has to follow in order to speak to the President.
The first tweet that was released by the President of the United States has greeted the people on Twitter. Obama has assured them that it was really him who was tweeting from the @POTUS account, adding that it took them 6 years to give a Twitter account to him, in the end.
There was already a @BarackObama account featured on Twitter. The truth is that it was rarely used by the President himslef. Even if the account has gained nearly 60 million followers since 2007, when it was firstly introduced on Twitter, the followers were very rarely hearing from the President. The @BarackObama account is being operated by the people who led the campaign of Obama.
@WhiteHouse is another Twitter account that could be misidentified as an account used by Barack Obama. That account is only active to release official information to the followers, which are in number of 6.1 million.
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